Why the hole in the ozone layer is largest during winter
Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at why the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer is at its largest during the winter.
Ozone depletion happens at a faster rate when temperatures are cooler, which is why the ozone hole typically hits its annual maximum size during the southern hemisphere’s winter.
Luckily, when the ozone hole reached its yearly maximum on September 11, 2017, it was the smallest maximum since 1988.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard